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Hollywood Future In Jeopardy As Tom Brady Movie Hangs In The Balance

Published 03/21/2022, 1:00 PM EDT

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Tom Brady attracted international attention as he announced his retirement from the NFL after a Divisional Round upset to LA Rams, the LVI Super Bowl champions. In six weeks, Brady took some major decisions of his post-retirement prospects. He picks up starring as himself in a film. However, he is now making a magnificent return, and his journey to Hollywood stands in no-man’s-land.

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He insisted that even with a season left on his agreement, it was time for him to take a break and devote time with loved ones.


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Tom Brady will star as self and produce “80 for Brady,” a road trip comedy for Paramount and Endeavor Content. Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field all-star in the picture. Moreover, Endeavor Content, who will produce the picture, has sold the international rights of the film to Paramount Pictures.

The film is based on events of four dearest friends and New England Patriots fans who embark on a life-changing journey to see their hero Tom Brady play in the 2017 Super Bowl LI at the NRG Stadium and the craziness that unfolds as they handle the wilds of the nation’s biggest football match.

Tom Brady’s Hollywood kickoff in uncertainty?

Tom Brady’s move leaves his acting career guessing. ’80 for Brady’ director Kyle Marvin is in the middle of it. Marvin spoke with ET’s Lauren Zima about how Brady’s comeback to the NFL has influenced the trajectory of the film at the premiere of WeCrashed, launching on Apple TV+. He mentions, “We are thinking about it. It’s certainly news to us, so we had to adapt. It’s insane, and yet we are still filming.”

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Marvin also recalls that, like everyone else, he found out about Brady’s un-retirement over social media. “I found out through the media when he posted it. But it’s only going to make the film we are making more interesting, to be honest.”


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Now that Tom Brady has given the director a radical surprise, the production front needs to re-think their intentions. However, Kyle Marvin calls Brady a great human being, also saying that “he really does” have a great sense of humor.

Tom Brady is back for one last shot


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Tom Brady’s current agreement with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expires after the 2022 NFL season. Brady, who has already won a career-high 7 Super Bowls, will aim for his 8th this year. By the beginning of the regular season, the quarterback will be 45 years old, and the oldest QB to start a game. Other factions should definitely worry as the athlete becomes extremely competitive on the turf.


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With much of his supporting players returning for the upcoming season, perhaps there is no limit to the quarterback, who has a flair for defying expectations whenever the fans least suspect it. While his Hollywood run is uncertain, he may figure out something to make it happen.

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Written by:

Pavitra Shome


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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his M.A.
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